flu deaths

DHEC: Flu Deaths on the rise in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The number of flu deaths continues to climb in South Carolina, say state health officials. DHEC announced there have now been 26 flu-related deaths reported in South Carolina. The agency says this is also the eighth consecutive week of widespread flu activity in the state. Experts say its never too late to get a flu shot, which is…

DHEC confirms first Flu related Death in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  Health officials on Thursday confirmed South Carolina’s first flu related death.   According to a release from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, a person in the region of the Lowcountry died from complications due to the flu.   Dr. Lilian Peake, DHEC director of public health, said “This is our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death…